Getting That Job

Updated Thursday 19 October, 2017 by



There are lots of different places to look; the more you use the better chance you have of finding the right job.




Social Media

Many people use social media to help them find work - Facebook & Twitter. If you follow/like the right organisations, they often post new vacancies. It is important with all social media that you are aware that employers may look at your profile.  


Local vacancies can be found here:  Doncaster Free Press


Make use of the internet, there are lots of jobsites available. On some websites you may have to register your details or upload a Curriculum Vitae and they will contact you when a suitable position becomes available.

Job Centre Plus

Have local and national vacancies for people aged 18+ you can use their job search feature on the website

Applying 'On Spec'

Identify potential employers by using the phone book or internet. Get the name and postal address of the Recruitment or Human Resources Manager and send your CV and covering letter to them directly.

16-18 and Unemployed?

Contact the Participation and Transition Service on 01302 862150, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter


CV (Curriculum Vitae)
A CV is a record of information tells an employer about you and your experience. The purpose of a CV is to 'sell' you to an employer. Usually you're asked to include a cover letter alongside your CV, so check out our tips for writing a cover letter. You can send a CV and letter to an employer you'd like to work for, even if they are not advertising this is known as applying ‘speculatively’ or ‘on spec’.

Download an example of a CV Template and 'Spec Letter'

Covering Letter
A covering letter accompanies a CV when applying for a job and expands on the skills and experience you have mentioned in your CV. It's your chance to tell the employer a bit more about yourself. It is important to do some research about the company or organisation you are applying for - this will help to show you have a genuine interest in the role.

Download an example of a Covering Letter

Application Forms
Completing application forms can be a bit easier than writing a CV or covering letter, because it tells you what to write. You may be asked to fill in an application form when applying for a job.

Download an example of an Application Form

An interview is an opportunity to help you gain a better understanding of the role and the organisation and to tell your potential employer about your skills and experience in more detail. Most people feel nervous before attending an interview. Don’t worry, this is completely natural! Being well prepared for your interview will help you feel more confident.

Click here for Interview Top Tips

Employment - Top tips and guidance from the people who recruit